Essential. Endangered. Extremely naughty!
Red wolf Charlotte is having a great time – too bad it’s at the expense of the HD webcam from her family’s den…
Beyond being naughty, red wolf Charlotte represents the Wolf Conservation Center’s active participation in an effort to save a species on the brink of extinction.
The red wolf is the world’s most endangered wolf. Once common throughout the Eastern and South Central United States, red wolf populations were decimated by the early 20th century as a result of intensive predator control programs and the degradation and alteration of the species’ habitat. When the red wolf was first designated as a species “threatened with extinction” under the Endangered Species Preservation Act in 1967, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service initiated efforts to conserve and recover the species. Today, only 9 known red wolves remain in the wild in their native habitat in eastern North Carolina. Approximately 250 red wolves are maintained in 43 captive breeding facilities throughout the United States.
The Wolf Conservation Center (WCC), is a 501c3 non-profit organization in South Salem, NY.
The WCC is one of a network of facilities participating in the Red Wolf Species Survival Plan – a national initiative whose primary purpose is to support the reestablishment of red wolves in the wild through captive breeding, public education, and research.
For more information about wolves and the WCC’s participation in wolf recovery, please visit our website at www.nywolf.org.